A-Z of Deciduous Trees and Shrubs introduces hundreds of trees and shrubs in two sections, each organized alphabetically. Beautiful full-color photographs invite you to browse through the book. Extensive cross-referencing makes the book very easy to use. If you have a specific tree or shrub in mind, you can find it quickly - even if you know only its common name. The entries are designed to help you identify the trees and shrubs that are best suited to your climate, your landscaping needs, and your taste. Each entry begins with a checklist that highlights vital information, such as height and spread, flowering season, soil and light requirements, and hardiness. (A colorful zone map, based on USDA guidelines, is included at the beginning of the book.) A comprehensive profile follows the plant checklist, describing the most popular species and explaining how to plant, propagate, and prune them. Here, too, you'll find important pest and disease information. A special feature of the book is a 30-page section on roses, among the most appealing shrubs for the garden.Reader's Digest Editors is the author of 'A-Z of Deciduous Trees & Shrubs' with ISBN 9780895776150 and ISBN 0895776154.